winter

M25 gritter fleet named

21/12/2016

Connect Plus Services, which operates the M25 road network on behalf of Highways England, has named its gritter fleet after asking its customers and schools to come up with ideas.

Councils ready for winter, LGA survey shows

07/11/2016

Almost half of councils are at the limit of storage capacity when it comes to storing grit in readiness for winter.

Hertfordshire CC offers free salt supplies

20/01/2016

Hertfordshire County Council is helping over 80 community groups this winter, along with some 50 schools, by providing free salt for public roads and pavements as part of its winter self-help scheme.

1.2m tonnes of salt stockpiled for winter

25/11/2015

Local authorities have stockpiled 1.2 million tonnes of salt in readiness for winter, according to a new survey of highways bosses.

A-one+ rolls out new winter technology

23/11/2015

Highways contractor A-one+ will help keep the North East moving this winter after investing in new technology that will make gritting the roads safer and more effective.

Scotland’s weather response in full swing

08/12/2014

With Scotland experiencing cold temperatures and snow, Transport Minister Derek Mackay has visited a salt depot near Glasgow to see the preparations that are being made for the wintry weather.

North Yorkshire prepared for winter

05/11/2014

North Yorkshire County Council is preparing for winter with 55,000 tonnes of salt stockpiled for use by its fleet of 89 gritters.

Transport resilience review published

24/07/2014

A report that considers the effects of extreme weather on roads, railways, ports and airports has put forward 60 recommendations for action by transport operators and central and local government.

Councils ready for winter

06/01/2014

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published the results of its annual winter readiness survey which show that councils had stockpiled 1.4 million tonnes of gritting salt at the end of October – up from 1.3 million tonnes in 2012.

Argyll and Bute Council ready for winter

06/11/2013

A Scottish council is all set for winter – with 33 front line gritters which can also be used as snowploughs, a stock of 11,000 tonnes of rock salt and a trained team ready to treat the roads in Argyll and Bute.

Review of winter service programme in Northern Ireland published

03/10/2013

An independent review into the delivery of the winter service programme by Roads Service in Northern Ireland has been published.

Summer resurfacing project underway in Kent

21/08/2013

Highways crews across Kent are working to improve the standard of the county’s roads.

LGA warns UK’s roads are at mercy of the weather

19/06/2013

Another severe winter could lead to parts of Britain’s local road network becoming unusable, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

Staffordshire gears-up for winter

16/10/2012

Winter “officially” began in Staffordshire this week as the county council started gearing up for colder weather.

Council starts £1.5m winter maintenance bid race

11/05/2012

Kirklees Borough Council is looking for a winter maintenance specialist to deliver snow-clearing services worth £1.5m over the next two years.

M62 shut as late winter bites

04/04/2012

Part of the M62 was closed in Greater Manchester yesterday after snow and sleet caused disruption for drivers.

Birmingham 'never better prepared' for winter

03/11/2011

Birmingham City Council is confident it can tackle the worst winter can bring after a big investment in its gritter fleet and new GPS technology.

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